There's a lot to think about when you're pregnant! At Amoskeag Health, we understand that being pregnant can impact your mental health just as much as your physical health. Prenatal Care is a group effort that involves initial screenings by a team that includes mental health professionals, nutritionists, and prenatal nurses.
All prenatal patients are seen primarily by a nurse midwife but have the opportunity to meet with all of the medical providers on your prenatal care team.
Patients who are considered high risk are seen at our Tarrytown location by an Obstetrician from the Bedford Commons OB/GYN group.
If a patient delivers vaginally, then one of our family practice physicians or our nurse midwife attends the delivery at Elliot Hospital. If a patient requires a C-section or abdominal delivery, a Bedford Commons Obstetrician performs that surgery at Elliot Hospital.
Amoskeag Health offers Gynecologic Care for healthy female reproductive systems including pap smears, breast exams, STD & STI testing/treatment, and pregnancy testing.
We can also provide colposcopy (cervical examination) and LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedures) to identify, test, and treat abnormal cell growth in the cervix.
Amoskeag Health has a full-time Community Health Worker (CHW) who works with patients that are due to receive preventive cervical and breast cancer screenings. The CHW assists patients who are unsure about being screened or patients who are experiencing barriers to care such as difficulties with transportation, interpretation, or costs of services.
Amoskeag Health is also a Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) screening site for the State of NH providing free breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible patients. We have a nurse who assists patients that may be eligible to receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings if they are uninsured. An Amoskeag Health Nurse provides education, support, and assistance to navigate through the program’s options. The cancer screening program is supported by funding from the State of NH’s Department of Health and Human Services BCCP Program and Dartmouth Hitchcock’s NH Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. Please talk to your Primary Care Provider for more information.
Below, Dr. Fry talks about the program in English, Spanish, and French!